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Live Webcast! Dordt College convocation marks new semester

January 15, 2009

Convocation

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Dordt College will hold a spring semester convocation ceremony Thursday, January 15, at 11 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Dr. Roy Clouser, professor of philosophy and religion (emeritus) at the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), is the guest speaker with the topic, “Can We Know God is Real?”

Dr. Clouser was twice presented the Outstanding Faculty Merit Award at TCNJ, and was presented the 1997 Templeton Award for his course in science and religion. He is the author of The Myth of Religious Neutrality (University of Notre Dame Press); Knowing with the Heart: Religious Experience and Belief in God (Wipf and Stock Publishers); and numerous scholarly articles. His first book was nominated for the American Academy of Religion Excellence Award and for the Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Dr. Clouser earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, along the way studying with Paul Tillich at Harvard Graduate School and Herman Dooyeweerd at the Free University of Amsterdam. He graduated Summa cum Laude from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and was awarded the outstanding graduating senior Alumni Award. Clouser is currently working on a book of comparative religion for Christians, which compares the basic doctrines of naturalism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam to those of Christianity.

The public is welcome to attend this 8th annual spring semester convocation ceremony at Dordt College, which offers a formal way of bringing together the academic community to re-examine the college’s vision and connection to a variety of disciplines and callings.   The event will also be webcast and can be seen online by clicking here.

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